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Our network of specialists, personal advocates and Care Coordinators collaborate with you to develop your personalized program, including assessment, counseling and referral and a deep focus on preventative care. As western Pennsylvania’s only Continuing Care at Home program, we offer an alternative to long-term care insurance for healthy, active, adults over 60 who would prefer to have a plan in place and receive in-home services if and when care is needed.

Administration Staff:

Joan Krueger
Executive Director

Joan Krueger has worked with Longwood at Home since 2003, initially as the director of care coordination, becoming executive director in 2005. She graduated from Valparaiso University with a BA in Social Work and received her MSW at St. Louis University. Joan is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Academy of Certified Social Workers and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania. Joan is a frequent speaker for local, state and national organizations and conferences. She serves as a consultant to Continuing Care at Home Communities in development throughout the United States.

Bryce Palchick, MD
Medical Director

Bryce Palchick, MD is a graduate of University of Michigan for both his undergraduate and medical degrees and did a residency program at University of Missouri in both family practice and internal medicine. Dr. Palchick is board certified in Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, and Family Practice and has additional certifications in advanced cardiac life support, and curative wound care. He is in private practice in the South Hills area of Pittsburgh and on staff of Jefferson and St. Clair Hospitals. Dr. Palchick serves on various boards, societies and committees including those at Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Gateway Health Plan and the Pittsburgh Regional Healthcare Initiative Committee and the American Geriatrics Society.

Sales & Marketing Staff:

Grace Smith
Senior Retirement Living Specialist

Grace Smith is the senior retirement living specialist for Longwood at Home. She has worked with Longwood at Home since the program introduction in 2002 and is responsible for new member enrollment. Prior to joining Longwood at Home, Ms. Smith was employed as Assistant Treasurer, Secretary and Compliance Officer of Alcoa Foundation in Pittsburgh. Grace is a graduate of Robert Morris University with an Associate of Science, Business Administration degree, and has over 25 years of financial and non-profit management experience.

Beth Zeanchock
Retirement Living Marketing Coordinator

Beth Zeanchock is Longwood at Home’s retirement living marketing coordinator, and has been with the program since 2006. Beth received her Bachelor’s degree in biology from Carlow University and Master’s degree in counseling from the University of Pittsburgh. She has been a member of the Presbyterian SeniorCare team since 1997.

Tami Aubele
Marketing Assistant

Tami Aubele is the marketing assistant for Longwood at Home. Tami has a Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Point Park University and a BS degree in Journalism with a concentration in public relations from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She coordinates the Longwood at Home member events as well as the community seminars.

Care Coordinators:

Anna Scott
Care Coordinator

Anna Scott has been a care coordinator for Longwood at Home since 2006. Ms. Scott holds a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Rehabilitation and Psychology from West Virginia Wesleyan College, with a specialty in geriatrics. She has been a member of the Presbyterian SeniorCare team since 1991.

Petrina Sichak
Care Coordinator

Petrina Sichak has been a care coordinator for Longwood at Home since 2008. Petrina has a master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in Gerontology from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work. She is also a licensed social worker in the state of Pennsylvania.

Lisa Sobek
Care Coordinator

Lisa Sobek has served as a care coordinator for Longwood at Home since 2009. Lisa has a master's degree from Duquesne University in Sociology with a concentration in Geriatrics and a bachelor's degree in Social Work from Bethany College.

Jean Royse
Care Coordinator

Jean Royse has been a care coordinator for Longwood at Home since 2015. Jean has a Bachelor of Science degree from California University of Pennsylvania in Communication Disorders. Jean has been a member of the Presbyterian SeniorCare team since February 2003.

Deborah Popkin Rudoy
Care Coordinator

Deborah Popkin Rudoy has been a care coordinator for Longwood at Home since 2016. Deborah has a master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in Gerontology from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Penn State University. She is a licensed social worker in the state of Pennsylvania.

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